Daily Brief

June 16, 2021

Kutztown University president, Kenneth Hawkinson, addresses graduates during commencement.

HAWKINSON TO CHAIR PSAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Board of Directors recently concluded its 2021 Spring Meetings and selected Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, President of Kutztown University as the newest Chairperson of the Board Directors. Full release: https://bit.ly/3gGGDJU  https://KUBears.com
     Matt Heffelfinger, Office of Sports Information

WEATHER

Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger

We are entering into a bit of an unusually cool-for-June stretch of weather, and not at the expense of nice skies, either. As a trough settles in over the area, we will get the best of both worlds today with sunshine and cool highs around 75, which is about six degrees below average for this time of year. Dew points will be nice and low, as well. Temperatures tonight may tip as low as 49, a solid 11 degrees below average. If you dislike summertime weather, these couple of days are for you. Enjoy.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES CLOSED
Health and Wellness Services will be closed Friday, June 18, in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday. When Clinical Services is closed, please contact Public Safety and Police Services at 610-683-4001 for immediate assistance. If you have an emergency off campus, call 911.
     Amanda Volkert, Health and Wellness Services

CONDOLENCES
Our deepest sympathy to Dr. Dawn Slack on the passing of her mother, Carmelita. Condolences can be sent to Dawn and her family c/o the Department of Modern Language Studies.
     Christine Coleman Núñez, Department of Modern Language Studies

HOW TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH
Juneteenth — also known as Freedom Day — has been a tradition in the United States for more than 150 years. The holiday finds its roots in Texas, where enslaved African-Americans in the city of Galveston were finally informed of their freedom on June 19, 1865, about two and half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. Participation in Juneteenth celebrations grew throughout the years as descendants continued traditions in Texas and, as African-Americans in the South migrated across the country, Juneteenth celebrations began appearing in different cities.
The above is from an article from June 21, 2020, Section ST, Page 4 of the New York edition with the headline: Freedom Is A Celebration. Full article at: https://www.nytimes.com/article/juneteenth-celebration-history.html
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Inclusion and Outreach

KEVIN SCHUKRAFT RETIREMENT
After many, many years of service, we didn’t think it would ever happen. Kevin Schukraft is retiring. His knowledge and generosity will be missed far and wide across campus, as well as his humor and contagious positive attitude. Please join us 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, at the College Hill Memorial Grove, between Stratton Administration Center and Old Main, to reminisce about all the things that Kevin has done to support and advance Kutztown University through the years - not to mention all the friendships made along the way. If weather does not cooperate that day, we will move the gathering to 317 Stratton Administration Center.
     Barb Rahn, Office of Information Technology

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

June 16 10 a.m. Regional Procurement Office: SourcePoint Q&A
Zoom : https://passhe.zoom.us/j/93266644146
June 16 2-4 p.m. Kevin Schukraft Retirement Gathering
College Hill Mem. Grove; (rain) 317 Stratton Admin. Ctr.
June 21 5 p.m. AFSCME Membership Meeting
145 Boehm Science Center

RELAY FOR LIFE- KUTZTOWN, PA
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Kutztown would like to extend an invitation to all staff members to join us in the fight against cancer. Our event will be held 3-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Kutztown Fairgrounds. There are many ways to join in:
– Make a work or family team and sign up at http://relayforlife.org/pakutztown.
– Dedicate a purple sign to support our Paint the Town Purple campaign, which I am sure you have seen each year. You can find information at http://relayforlife.org/pakutztown. The deadline to submit a purple sign is Sunday, June 20.
– Volunteer as a committee member or as Day of Event help. Contact dee.mathis@cancer.org
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings):
     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2021-0065

NEW - Manager of Web Design & Digital Assets

Full Time

6/27/21

2021-0062

NEW - Assistant Director of Admissions

Full Time

6/24/21

2021-0061

Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

Full Time

6/27/21

2021-0051

Patrol Officer

Full Time

6/27/21

2021-0045

Network Analyst

Full Time

6/20/21

Asst Coaches

Assistant Athletic Coaches

Temporary PT

6/30/21

Custodial Pool

Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

6/30/21

Clerical Pool

Clerical Pool

Full Time

6/30/21

ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

Non-discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.